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Fool-proof oils, even husbands cannot screw up

as per the statement of Eric Johnson, husband of Erica Johnson, both fellow Young Living members and he is also the founder of Diffuse Life Pendants, which Carla Hartley has affectionately dubbed “Pot Necklaces”.  I have one on right now, and I LOVE mine.  Here is a snapshot of two of my favorites:

1170802_10152182431753065_912036187_n so…back to the story, Eric says…. “These oils rock!  even husbands can’t screw it up too bad…..Small boy coughing and crying in bed…..Daddy opens ridiculously-overflowing-with-dark-bottles “medicine” cabinet….. and grabs LEMONGRASS……


and Eycalyptus globulus…..Eucalpytus globulus and then………..


THEN….put Lavender and globulus (Eucalyptus is what I think he means :)  ) on chest….boy no longer crying or coughing…..

JUST USE THEM!!!    It doesn’t have to be perfect or come from a book…..however, you SHOULD test on yourself first….in case it’s hot!!

1175669_10152206722098065_2121202291_n  thanks a bunch for the tips, Eric!!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

NingXia Nitro

Have you heard of NingXia Nitro?  It was rolled out at the 2013 Young Living Convention 2013, Believe.  Here is the video that Gary Young shared with us to promote it.  Hold onto your seats, it’s a wild ride!

At the end of the video clip is when Gary made one of his grand entrances…..It is reported that this was the 3rd time he broke his back AND recovered.  I completely and totally LOVE the car…(and the drink).  Just so you KNOW I was there and actually SAW the car…. this was Farm Day.


Following is a personal testimony of a fellow distributor who has been using Ningxia Nitro.

“I have been waiting to have results to post and I am so excited I can’t wait any longer! I have a TBI (traumatic brain injury) which has changed my life and my brain function but I have learned how to still barely manage a normal life working etc. It has been 7 years and other than an antidepressant to help my coordination nothing has been helping my brain; and I thought I was functioning pretty well.

I started taking Nitro every other day (for a month) and noticed I didn’t have as many symptoms when I forgot to take my medications…usually 2-3 days I get dizzy, forgetful, and foggy. I took a two week Nitro challenge and felt amazing every day!

Then I ran out purposely and have been dizzier, uncoordinated, slow in thinking, more depressed, and WAY more forgetful!

I cannot believe the difference and I have been having 2 ounces of Ningxia Red every day as well. It has only been 10 days but I will never run out of Nitro again!!”    Kateeri O’Brien

Thanks for sharing your story, Kateeri!

This graphic shows the ingredients and some possible benefits to the use of this product.

NingXia Nitro

As always, let me know if you have any questions and if you’re not already a Young Living member and would like to be, you can follow this link.  If you sign up with a premium kit, I’ll send you a surprise!

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

Young living oils are AMAZING! no longer a skeptic! – Testimonial

*** It has been a year since this original testimonial was posted and Marci has updated her pictures.  This has been by far my MOST READ blog post.  People want weight loss answers.  The answer is SIMPLE but it isn’t EASY.  It takes dedication and hard work.  She came looking for an answer to a different problem and it helped her address her WHOLE health.  If one person can do it, then any person can do it.  That means you too!  The updated picture is posted at the end of the post.

My mother has a saying….. “Nothing to do, but to do it!”

or how about….. “One foot in front of the other”…..

or this one….. “Just a little bit at a time” ……..

or even this one…… “One day at a time” ………

Sometimes we don’t try to do things because we think it will be too difficult.  Then there is that one time, that morning you wake up and you say….today….

today is THAT day…..TODAY IS THE DAY I WILL CHANGE!!!!….

Sometimes there is something that sparks that change… a diagnosis, an injury, a testimonial…..

This is a testimonial from a fellow Young Living distributor.  She had a kidney stone attack and felt unable to function on the pain medications her physician prescribed for her.  Here is her story:

“Back in August I had a very bad kidney stone attack.  Being a parent with young children, I could not function on the pain meds given to me. I reached out to a friend that uses oils and was willing to give it a try!


I lost several inches off my belly just by drinking water with lemon oil and giving up all over beverages. These changes happened in less than two months. What I did was add 10 drops of lemon oil to a quart sized mason jar and I drank 3-4 of these jars daily.  I used to drink a lot of sweetened tea and a lot of diet sodas. I gave those up and only drank the water with lemon oil.


The first two pictures were without any other changes.  At that point, I joined a gym and having been exercising in addition to the beverage change.

I have ordered some grapefruit oil as well and excited to see how much more will fall off! Young living oils are AMAZING! no longer a skeptic!”

If you are that person about to make changes to better your life….

you are going to want to give up

Thanks for sharing your story, Marci!  Excited to see how your journey continues!

Marci a year later


Here is the updated picture…. no they haven’t been photo shopped or altered in any way.  YES….this is a REAL person who made changes to her life without medications or surgery.

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

Asthma and the zyto scanner; Personal Testimony

My son was on a daily steroid with breathing treatments….along with all the other asthma medications. He was tested for allergies and had none. He also gets patches of eczema. His asthma only acted up when he had a cold, which happens at least monthly. We had tried almost everything in the natural world and Young Living essential oils have been the ONLY thing that have worked fast and effectively.

Before we utilized the zyto scanner,  we used RC on his chest and feet areas where the lungs are on the reflex points. RC really is the biggest life saver for when Brecken was coughing or needing a breathing treatment sooner than 4 hours.  We also do thieves on his feet and cypress and Cedarwood on his chest. With all of these things I saw a drastic improvement when he got colds. We also put lavender behind his ears. It is also VERY effective when taken orally, even just a swipe it inside the cheeks. It works a lot like an antihistamine.

914202_713885346429_1300917792_oBrecken scanned for Joy when we utilized the zyto for help in decision making.  Disappointment is one of the emotions tied to the oil Joy and the Alarm Point for application related to that emotion is the bronchial point.  The emotions related to the oils are listed in Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, by Caronlyn Mein. I started putting the oil on every day and night on that alarm point on his chest.

**Another good resource for identifying emotional roots of illness is Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman.

It took him 2 weeks to detox from the asthma medications and he hasn’t used anything since. It was a difficult withdrawal for him (which the doctor suggested doing cold turkey) after 4 months on them.   It consisted of two weeks of inconsolable crying where he wouldn’t even let us touch him.  We put Joy on him/his chest twice daily for about 3 months.  That was at the beginning of April.

In August of last year we were in the ER with breathing problems and a month later we were in the ER again. These oils are a miracle for me and my son. He had used liquid steroids four times in the year’s time before I gave in to the inhaled one.  And only 4 months on that before we switched to oils alone.

I just had him re-scanned a few weeks ago and he scanned for sensation massage oil so we started using that. He had been having a terrible time sleeping, but after a few days of using the Sensation, he’s back to normal.

I can’t tell you that the oils will get anyone else off of medications, but I can tell you that we’ve gone from carrying our nebulizer with us to almost never touching it. RC is our go-to and THE only thing that truly stops his coughing.

944586_486843538080408_430388037_nI’m a little nervous about cold season again, but this summer we’ve really amped up his supplements. He takes fish oil, a multivitamin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and probiotics. We see the chiropractor regularly too.

I really hope everyone else can have as much success as we have. I wouldn’t trade having the oils for anything.  I know how stressful asthma can be!  I’m willing to help walk anyone else through the transition that is interested.  (Monica’s Member # is: 1394876 if you’re looking for her in the Young Living “family”.)1376398_480972568667505_816173387_n

Here is another post on asthma I did a few months ago.  It has some causes/symptoms and some other oils recipes that others have found effective.   

The birth of the Oola/Young Living combination/joint venture

The story as told to me by one of the authors, Dave Braun, of Oola, Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.  (I was also given permission to share it here.)

Mary Young read the book and loved it.  She read it aloud to Gary as they were driving on a trip a few short weeks before Convention 2013.  He also LOVED it.  When they returned home, Gary contacted the pair and told them he wanted to create an oil blend for “Oola” and have them come to Convention 2013 Believe and teach about it.  The interesting little-known “tid-bit” is that another oil company had JUST approached the pair with nearly the same offer, creating a blend to go with “Oola”.  Both companies created their blends and presented them to Dave and Troy.  They agreed, hands-down, that Young Living’s product was far superior to the other, and plans were made to attend the convention and create the exclusive to Young Living distributors, combo-pack.  The rest, as they say, is now history.

oola-balance-and-oola-grow-kitIt includes: the book, an ebook, a DVD, a membership to Oola life, and an enrollment to Oola life, and 2 essential oil blends, Balance & Grow.

BalanceBalance ingredients: lavender, frankincense, Idaho Blue Spruce, Ecuadorian ylang ylang, ocotea, Harmony™ and The Gift™.

Oola GrowGrow Ingredients: Highest Potential™, Acceptance™, Motivation™, Valor™, Into The Future™, and Douglas fir.

Focused:  Episode 1 Troy and Dave from Oola…here is a short clip which shows both the authors giving an interview.  Where are you, where do you want to go, how are you going to get there?

This was my very first new product to sample/experience at Convention 2013 and I absolutely LOVED the oils.  I also attended the workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you get a chance to hear them, go!  It will totally be worth your while!

Oola kit

Look for my more extensive review of the book, Oola, Find Balance in an unbalanced world in the upcoming edition of BirthNBabies magazine, due out soon.

For information on how to become a distributor:    and you may also purchase the book directly from their website or from Amazon in the Kindle edition.

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

Essential Oils in the Media and “Oily” resources

I’m often asked about the validity of the use of essential oils in health and wellness.  This post shows some of the places where the rest of the community are talking about it, and some of my favorite resources are listed near the bottom of the post. 

I’m also told frequently that essential oils aren’t proven either safe or effective.  There are many studies accessible on pubmed.  You can either search by individual oil or for essential oils in general.  AIRASE, the Association for the International Research of Aromatic Science and Education is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting scientific validation of essential oils.  They exist to actively promote, sponsor and support research on the healing properties of essential oils.  Another part of their mission is to inform the public concerning therapeutic uses and healing properties of essential oils.  Some information they provide is free to the public, while more information is available with membership, which exists to further supports its mission.


The following is a collection of some of the media clips of people and places using aromatherapy and Young Living essential oils in particular.


Here, Kris Car, from CrazySexyLife.com talks about Young Living.  She says, “You’re boosting someone’s immune system.  It’s not just FEEL-GOOD, it’s SCIENTIFIC!”

Here an NBC Story:  Young Living Essential Oils in Another Major US Hospital – A young girl, her mother and her doctor talk about using Young Living oils with other modalities.  “Alternative medicine is becoming mainstream, as more and more studies back up their use.”

Using Essential oils with cancer treatment – A cancer patient and her doctor talk about the use of oils.



Fox News:  Folks say Young Living Essential Oils are healing them!  Oil Ambassadors of Joshua House:

Here is a very recent post I did on the Urban Zen Foundation and Young Living essential oils.

Debra Rayburn, a YL Crown Diamond, author of the book Gentle Babies, oh KHOU, Houston talks here about essential oils and their uses.


Following is a partial list from the over 50 hospitals using Young Living Essential Oils:

  • Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Aurora Healthcare System, Foxpoint WI
  • Banner Health, Mesa AZ
  • Benedictine Hospital, NY
  • Beth Israel Complementary Care Center, NY, NY
  • Children’s Healthcare, Roseville, MN
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY NY
  • Elk Regional Health Hospital, PA
  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, AK
  • Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, FL
  • Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, IN
  • Heather Hill Hospital, Chardon, OH
  • Ingham Regional Medical Center, Landing, MI
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Oakland, CA
  • Manilaq Hospital, Kotzebue, AK
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
  • Mercy Holistic Health, Cincinnati, OH
  • Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg, PA
  • St. Barnabas Healthcare System, Toms River, NJ
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT
  • St. John’s Riverside Medical Center, Yonkers, NY
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center, New Bedford, MA
  • Sentara Healthcare, Wilmington, DE
  • The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
  • University of Michigan Hospital, MI
  • Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, IN


Books I have found of value in the study/use of essential oils:

  • Essential Oils Desk Reference, Life Science Publishing
  • Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Higley
  • Chemistry of Essential oils, by David Stewart – the HOW & WHY of essential oils
  • Healing Oils of the Bible, David Stewart – essential oils throughout Scripture
  • Healing Oils, Healing Hands – Discovering the Power of prayer, hands on healing and anointing, Linda Smith
  • A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique, by David Stewart – About Raindrop Technique
  • Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, by Carolyn Mains – Emotions/oils in relation to wellness
  • Gentle Babies, by Debra Rayburn- Use of essential oils and other natural remedies during pregnancy, for infants/young children
  • Saving Face, by Sabina DeVita – many recipes for personal care products
  • The Healing Power of Water, Masaru Emoto – about vibration and the power of thoughts/words
  • The Body Electric, Becker and Selden – about the body’s bioelectric nature and vibration 

If you have any additional sources/links I’d love to include them; please message me.


3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”

Additional Sources:

Urban Zen…. and Young Living Essential Oils

What is Urban Zen?

Urban Zen Foundation was born when the fashion designer, Donna Karan, listened to the Dalai Lama speaking about preserving the historical and cultural richness of his homeland.  It sparked a fire within her that compelled her to share both the wisdom and compassion she had felt listening to him.  She became determined to raise awareness and inspire change.  When her late husband, Stephen Weiss, became ill with lung cancer they needed a way to deal with the illness in a complementary way that supported not only dealing with the disease itself, but him as an individual and themselves as a family. You can hear her describe the beginning here.   When considering well-being, from a holistic perspective, she believes the patient must be treated, not just the disease.  Empowering children with education, in academics, self-esteem and compassion is also a large focus.  She created Urban Zen Center for people and organizations of like-mind to collaborate together to create change.

Urban Zen is based on the following three initiatives:

  • #1 preservation of culture
  • #2 wellbeing
  • #3 patient advocacy (as well as empowering children)

The Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program is the application of the well-being initiative of Urban Zen.  This program integrates some of what we consider the eastern healing techniques such as yoga and acupuncture, with more holistic focus on nutrition and the use of aromatherapy, and the medicinal use of essential oils while combining that with western medicine to focus on the whole patient, rather than just his disease.  The UZIT program is focused on integrating multiple therapies into patient care.  The objective of the program is to train and provide integrative therapists in hospitals, outpatient care centers, support groups and private practices which will transform healthcare to include these healing techniques together WITH western medicine.

It was launched in 2009 and is a 500 hour advanced program focused on integrating multiple therapies together and instead of treating a patient’s DISEASE…. they treat the actual PATIENT.  Where western medicine holds to focusing on treating disease, it does not address the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and those who care for them, both his loved ones and his nurses. 

April 15th, 2009, Beth Israel Medical Center….the ribbon cutting ceremony when the program was launched.

Urban Zen Integrative Therapists use multiple modalities (including yoga, Reiki, therapeutic use of essential oils (using Young Living essential oils), nutrition and contemplative care) to address the symptoms of PANIC—Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia, Constipation and Exhaustion—that accompany disease or injury. Following are some of the key people involved in Urban Zen and their experiences.  

Donna says, “Urban Zen stands for finding the calm in chaos.”  Here she is talking about her experience and why she wanted aromatherapy as a part of Urban Zen.


Here, Woodson Merrel, MD, the Director of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, describes how Aromatherapy, particularly using Young Living essential oils, is part of Beth Israel.


Dr. Jaime Naughright, Director of Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, talks about Young Living’s support and influence at Beth Israel.

Shana is Urban Zen’s Yoga Coordinator, and she describes the changes made at Beth Israel and how Young Living has helped.  One thing she states, “The unintended consequence is that it makes everybody a little more calm….and it CLEANS the environment.”

Coleen Saidman Yee, a yogi and co-director of Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, talks about her use of the oils.  “I am COMPLETELY addicted to the oils!”

Rodney Yee, co-director also talks about use of Young Living essential oils.


Aurora Ocampo, a clinical nurse specialist for integrative medicine, talks about the alternative techniques she uses, including aromatherapy, yoga and Reiki to enhance patient care.  She quotes a patient saying, “this is putting caring back into health care.”

Jill Pettijohn, a raw food chef and instructor for the Urban Zen Foundation, describes how she uses essential oils.  She says, “I always smile when I think of the oils and the way they make me feel.”

Sonja Nutall, Creative Director of Urban Zen, talks about her own experience with Young Living Essential oils.  “They’ve changed my life, I just want to smell their smells constantly.”

If you’re ready to get your own Young Living essential oils and don’t have an account yet, you can go here to sign up.  Most people choose the Premium Starter Kit which gives you the 9 Everyday Essential Oils, plus an extra StressAway and a diffuser.  Message me if you have any questions or need assistance.

3 John 2  “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”


Personal Testimony – BP and sleep

Peace and calming KA

My sister introduced me to Young Living essential oils after a recent hospital visit.  She started me off with Peace and Calming essential oil. While I was in the hospital, after I had taken my medications, my BP and pulse crashed.  When it recovered to the point of BP 39/24 and P 34, then I could talk.  They discharged me the next day and in my mind, I KNEW if I went to sleep I would never wake up again.

My sister sent a sample of Peace &Calming to put on my feet. I had no plans of going to sleep because I live by myself and there would be nobody to revive me if I didn’t awaken.


To please my sister I put the drops on my feet and could feel it relaxing me. The next thing I knew it was 5 am in the morning and I was still sitting up in my chair after sleeping for the whole night!

Then about 2 weeks later I couldn’t use my left arm from muscle pain. She put a couple drops of Panaway on the muscle and a few minutes later the pain was gone!24456_532935206738847_144404910_n

After that came the NingXia Red. Now I’m on 1/4 the BP meds and feel healthier than I can remember for years.

Well my snake oil saleswoman sister made a believer out of me.


(That’s a joke!)

I’ve studied Young Living every day from then on. I plan on sharing and turning these God given oils into a great business.

I’m a very caring person so this is an answer to many prayers. I am so excited about Young Living that I’ll probably drive my family crazy. Now I’m just sharing with everyone that I can talk to. The rest will fall in place. The fact that I can help make other people’s lives better is fantastic. I care so I will share.

I have to admit I was a very large skeptic of what my sister was telling me the oils would do. I only tried them to make her happy. She knew the oils would help and I knew that it wasn’t possible. They just couldn’t do the things she was telling me!
Now I’m the one promoting these oils and products. Although I get new oils and I still think this isn’t going to work …… and I’m still amazed every time that they do!

About a week ago I had a lady tell me to try Valor on my neck for tinnitus. She told me that because the ringing started after a fall on the ice last winter. Well she called it right! My ears stopped ringing for the first time since my fall in February. I still have to use it but now I know……

the Dr is wrong – God’s oils will heal me.


essential oils


Zyto scan results: Personal Testimony

Josephine came over and utilized the zytoscan to see which Young Living products would benefit her body the most.  She scanned for Femigen, Gathering and Vetiver.  We looked in the “BLUE BOOK” for the emotions associated with the oils and she found that some rang true.

I created the following graphic for the testimony she sent me.   Josephine Sample is a moniker I’m using to keep my friend anonymous.

zyto testimony - MA

This is a description of the nutritional supplement Femigen by Young Living that I condensed somewhat from the Essential Oils Desk Reference 5th edition and  Reference Guide for Essential Oils 12th edition.

Femigen:  combines whole food herbs with amino acids and essential oils and supplies nutritional support to the female systems.  Acts as a natural estrogen and helps balance the hormones and reproductive system from the development years all the way through menopause.


  • Damiana: blood purifying shrub, described as expectorant and used as diuretic
  • Epimedium: used to help detox kidneys, eliminate lower back pain and reduce frequent urination
  • Wild yam root: contains compounds that are similar in structure to steroids.  Anti-inflammatory compounds help relieve muscle spasms
  • Dong quai: has estrogenic qualities and increases blood flow to female reproductive organs, used to balance menstrual cycle
  • Muira puama: used for tx of frigidity, menstrual cramps, impotency and PMS
  • Ginseng:  may help relieve inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, improve energy and mental performance, boosts immune system
  • Licorice root extract: cleanses blood, supports liver
  • Black cohosh: traditional remedy for female issues.  Anti-inflammatory, benefits cardiovascular & nervous systems, helps kidneys
  • L-carnitine:  naturally occurring amino acid, helps in metabolism of fat, supportive to heart, may help with male hormone issues
  • Dimethlglycine:  suggested for use to enhance athletic performance,  immunostimulant, has been used to help epilepsy or mitochondrial disease
  • Magnesium carbonate anhydrous: needed for proper enzyme function, insulin action, muscle contractions and heart rhythm, reduces high BP
  • Cramp bark:  one of best female herbs used as uterine sedative and for calming menstrual cramps, afterbirth, nd postpartum pains, relaxes muscle cramping spasms and heart palpitations
  • Squaw vine:  strengthens the uterus and ovaries and helps relieve vaginal infections.  Used to tx edema, sleep problems and joint pain
  • L-phenylalanine:  found naturally in the breast milk of mammals and used in manufacture of food and drink products.  Promotes alertness, reduces hunger pangs, improves memory.  Works to alleviate depression and symptoms of PMS, controls pain for those with arthritis and used to help tx Parkinson’s disease.  Sold as nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects.
  • L-cystine:  needed for proper utilization of B6, assists wound healing, supplies insulin to pancreas and glutathione in lungs, liver, kidneys, and bone marrow
  • L-cysteine HCL:  an amino acid for thyroid health, one of most powerful antioxidants vital for liver protections, promotes healthy hair

Essential Oils:

  • Fennel:  estrogen-like activity that combats excess cortisol.  gastrointestinal stimulant that helps eliminate flatulence, nausea and is antiseptic, antiparasitic and helps digestion
  • Clary sage: known as hormone balancer.  Contains natural sclareol, a phytoestrogen that mimics estrogen function, helps PMS, cramps and circulatory problems
  • Sage: hormone regulating, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, gallbladder stimulant, helps relieve mental fatigue and digestive problems
  • Ylang ylang:  increases focus of thought.  Helpful in times of cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, and depression, restores confidence and peace


I have YET to see someone scan for something and not benefit in a significant way when following the recommendations.  What about you?  Do you have any zyto scan stories?

Zyto scan & “Not” Rose oil – Personal Testimony

Building my Young Living network is a personal journey as well as a business.  I purchased a Zyto scanner to help people choose which oils and supplements they want to order and try.  See here  for description.  But you know how it is with “toys” right?  You want to play with them yourself.  So I did.  A lot.  I’ve scanned a LOT of people.  One of my friends calls it “shrink in a box” because one of HER friends opened up and shared some very personal things with me right after scanning him.  She was very sure that I already knew him.  I didn’t.  I don’t think I’ve had a single person who disagreed with what the zyto suggests especially after looking at the emotional connection to the oils suggested.

The book, Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, by Carolyn Mein is a great resource for discovering the emotional root of why you don’t like particular oils.  We’ve affectionately nicknamed it “the BLUE book”.   I have it on hand for when I want to know what oil to use for different emotions. Before I got the zyto scanner, much of my decision making was based on physical issues or smell.  In other words, I started collecting oils I knew were good for breathing issues, cuts, burns, scrapes, bug bites, sore throats, upset stomach…replacing the pharmaceutical medicine cabinet and purchasing what I wanted to make recipes for personal care products.  If I didn’t like the smell of an oil, then I’d look up the emotional connection and ask myself, does that resonate?  At that point, I either attempt to do the personal work, or put it on a back burner for a later date  :)    Most illness has emotional or spiritual root(s). Some sources say as much as 90% of illness has an emotional root.

According to WellnessWatchersMD,  “99% of the people who die of cancer (as well as heart disease) suffer from chronic, serious depression, anger or a combination of both emotions.”  If you don’t deal with those roots then no physical medication is going to help you either.  It may mask symptoms but it will erupt in other ways until you deal with it.  If you harbor anger you will get stomach upset….which leads to ulcers.  Or maybe instead your blood pressure will go up, and it will cause your pulse to increase, your face flushes, your head pounds…. you may eventually have a stroke from the pressure.  Or maybe you will break out in hives and no source will be found.  There are any number of physical ways our body responds to anger.  That is one reason the scripture says not to let the sun go down upon your wrath.

According to Dr. David Stewart, in the Chemistry of Essential Oils and also in Healing Oils of the Bible, our five senses are not wired the same.  Our four senses:  seeing, hearing, tasting, touch are hardwired to the frontal lobes of our brain, our conscious rational mind. brain But our sense of smell is not the same.  It is instead wired under THAT part of the brain to a piece of the brain under the cerebrum, over the roof of the mouth, which is our emotional brain, part of the limbic system.  This part of the brain catalogs all memories of traumatic experiences.  It holds emotional issues that are unresolved, bitterness and unforgiveness.  Most of the time, we will forget traumatic experiences consciously.  However, our emotional brain does NOT forget, instead it keeps an emotional record.  If we continue to harbor these negative feelings, it will make us sick.  That eventually results in disease.  Our emotional brain doesn’t understand words or language.  It does understand fragrances.  The sense of smell is attached to the limbic system. Essential oils go directly into the limbic brain.  When you inhale a fragrance it directly affects the emotional switchboard of the brain, the amagdala.  Use of essential oils can help you get to the emotional roots of disease. “If you can get to the feelings that initiated disease, you can eliminate that disease.” says Dr. Stewart.

I’ve been studying the frequency of oils and how they resonate with particular body systems and cells.  Certain oils have the same frequency and will resonate with certain cells in the body.  The oil frequency is attracted by a like-frequency within the body.  Lower oil frequencies become a sponge for negative energy.  The frequency is what stays in the body to maintain the longer-lasting effects of the oil.  One thing that stood out to me is:   “The lower frequency oils can make physical changes in the body, middle frequencies can make emotional changes in the body and high frequencies can make spiritual changes in the body.    The frequency of the human body averages between 62 and 68 Megahertz.  Spiritual frequencies range from 92-360 MHz.”   (Higley’s Reference Guide for Essential Oils 12th edition, pg 276)

So all of that is the set-up for my story.

Rose Oil

I scanned for Rose oil one day.  Alone.  As in the ONLY OIL or product that my body needed.  The way the zyto works is it reads the most pressing issue the body is facing and identifies which products will help meet those needs.  Apparently my body was identifying the need to do some work.

Rose JUST SO HAPPENS to be the HIGHEST frequency oil at 320 MHz.  Not only that, but it is the MOST EXPENSIVE oil at $185 for 5ml for Young Living distributors.  THAT is the WHOLESALE price.  I’m not saying it is not worth it, just that OUCH! that’s a “lotta moola”.  Because I had done a CARE training, I had experienced the aroma of the Rose oil, and well, okay, I’ll just say it….did NOT like it, even a little.  So scanning for an oil that will cost you a LOT of $$ when you KNOW you do NOT like said oil….well, you don’t WANT to purchase it.  So since I know it is the most expensive oil, and it the highest frequency oil…which means SPIRITUAL issue…and I know I don’t LIKE it, so I go to the “the BLUE book” and the emotions listed for Rose oil are “disintegrated and fear of intimacy”.

I had very recently been living through a the loss of very close friendship.  I was both grieving it and feeling betrayed. The situation had been going on a very long time, around a year. If you know women and friendships, especially ones where you talk multiple times daily, you KNOW that is a LONG time.

One thing I think it is important to point out is that the FEELINGS/EMOTIONS I was experiencing were from my PERCEPTION of what happened.  Whether the thing actually happened the way I think it did or not doesn’t matter and is not important, what IS important is that it was my PERCEPTION that was causing me to harbor bitterness.  If you THINK someone dies you will go through the intense work of grief whether or not the person actually did die.  The recent story of the two young women who were accidentally misidentified after a tragic car accident tells the story of what the families and friends of the women went through during the one survivor’s recovery and the one that had been identified as the survivor, who had in fact died, and their book details the emotions experienced by both families. 

My emotions were so volatile to the point I could not even SEE  my estranged friend or hear her name without feeling angst.  I hated that I felt that way, but couldn’t figure out how to get through it.  I know that Scripture requires that we “forgive our offenders” or God won’t forgive us, and that He won’t hear our prayers if we don’t forgive, so I really WANTED to forgive her.  (If you’re hoping for details here they are:  I perceived she was wrong and she perceived I was wrong…and I’m going to venture that we were both wrong at least partly…you know what they say….each person has their own rendition of the story..and then there is the RIGHT or TRUE or ACCURATE rendition.)

I just know I wanted freedom from the prison of bad feelings.  I was certainly “disintegrated” at heart.  I knew I needed to forgive, but as I lamented to my husband…I just didn’t know HOW.

He and I have an ongoing battle over groceries.  He has a sweet tooth and a weakness for snacking, I try very hard to eliminate those foods.  It is an issue because when they’re in the house because not only does he eat them, but so do the children and so do I.  I will eat it if it’s in the house.  So one evening he is home and I find something in the cabinet.  I’m asking him, “what is this?”  He says, “I’m TRYING to do better!”  I become just ENRAGED….I reply, “What do you MEAN you are TRYING to do better?  You don’t TRY to do it, you either DO buy junk or you do NOT buy junk…you don’t stand there wrestling with it and it jumps up into the grocery cart, you lift it up and put it in the cart….you either DO it….or you do NOT do it….there is no TRYING! You TRY to shoot at a target, you don’t TRY not to buy junk.”  Let’s just say that we did not settle that argument that night.

So as I’m reading scripture wanting to figure out how to FORGIVE my friend, I hear my own voice in my head during my recent discussion with my husband…”you don’t TRY…you either DO it or you do NOT do it.”  It dawned on me:   we are commanded in Scripture to forgive.  It is not a request, it is not a suggestion something you CAN do if you want to, it is not a feeling.  We are NOT commanded to FEEL forgiveness…we are just told to DO it.  It is an act of the will.  It is a verb.

I believe that God always honors the direction we’re headed, not ever expecting us to arrive fully.  So I started praying…”OKAY, ALRIGHT…I will take You at Your Word, I DO forgive and I DO…I will wait for the feelings to catch up.”

I didn’t have Rose oil so I looked at which blends may have it in them.  It is found in 14 different Young Living products.  I had three of them and their names really resonated.  The three I had were:  Forgiveness, Humility,  & Joy. (Sense of humor, no?)


Ingredients: Melissa, geranium, frankincense, rosewood, sandalwood, angelica, lavender, lemon, jasmine, Roman chamomile, bergamot, ylang ylang, palmarosa, helichrysum, and rose in base of sesame seed oil.  Use for:  Emotional Release, Emotional Support and Energy Balance

I purposed to slather myself in them as I said over & over & over the “way out statement” from “the blue book”  ….  I am whole and I did forgive.  I did this over several days all day long every time I thought about it.  I slathered forgiveness over my heart, and Humility over my belly and Joy all over my neck/hair/shoulders.  If I had the thoughts that included the “angst” I denied that and said, NO, I have forgiven already.  I wasn’t sure when the emotions would follow, but I trusted that they would.  Days would go by and I would wonder, did it work?  is it done?

Just recently after coming home from the Young Living Convention, a couple of months after “my spiritual work”…. I was looking for people to come and listen to my “Why Young Living” presentation.  My estranged friend responded she would listen.  The very “funny” thing is that she was always against Young Living oils and we had many “little arguments” over whether it is better quality or overpriced, usually public so I was very surprised she wanted and would be willing to listen.

My initial reaction was both surprise and WOW!  OH AWESOME!!  I would LOVE THAT!!…not a hint of “angst”.  As the time neared for our appointment, I did experience some anxiety….WHAT IF…. it was awkward, full of arguing, ugly….but WHAT IF….it wasn’t?  I used a lot of Valor for courage and Joy for hope during the days leading up to it.

She got to my home and I welcomed her in and there was nothing but excitement and it seemed on the surface as if nothing had ever come between us.  She respectfully listened to me, we discussed oil differences, even compared some of her favorite oils.  That led to our personal issues and the over-riding fact that we both missed our friendship.  What should have been an hour visit, three hours later ended with hugs and tears and the ability for me to tentatively reach out for reconnection.  She graciously responded with acceptance.

I fully believe that if I had not paid attention when my body scanned for Rose oil, I would not have done the work necessary to forgive.  We may have lived forever in estrangement and my body would have suffered from the effects of unforgiveness and bitterness.

What about you?  Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive?  Reach out and do it before you suffer the ill-effects.

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